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ReSound Named Winner of 2020 BIG Innovation Award

BALLERUP, DENMARK — ReSound announced this week it has been named a winner in the 2020 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.  According to the company’s press release, “the award recognizes and celebrates ReSound’s landmark creation of the world’s first hearing aids capable of directly streaming audio with Bluetooth Low Energy from millions…

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Starkey Unveils Livo Edge AI; First Custom Lithium Ion Rechargeable Hearing Aid

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Today, Starkey Hearing Technologies unveiled the Livio Edge AI hearing aid at the Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo. The newly announced device comes with a number of unique features, including some firsts for the hearing industry.   Livio Edge AI Features:    Thrive Care App: More than 34 million Americans are caregivers.…

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Earlens Announces Strategic Partnership with Verily

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA — Earlens Corporation, a medical technology company that has created the world’s first nonsurgical hearing solution that directly vibrates the eardrum, announced today that they have entered into a strategic agreement with Verily, an Alphabet company, to develop next-generation capabilities for the Earlens® Contact Hearing Solution. According to the Hearing Loss Association…

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Valencell Launches Calibration-Free Blood Pressure Sensor System for Hearables and Wearables

Valencell today announced the availability of the world’s first calibration-free blood pressure (BP) sensor system for integration in hearables and wearables. Valencell will provide the BP sensor system as a core technology to medical device and consumer electronics manufacturers for inclusion in their products. Embedded in an earbud reference design, the technology has demonstrated BP…

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Phonak Unveils Virto Black at CES 2020: Fully-Connected Hearing Aid Shaped like a Hearable

STAFA, SWITZERLAND & LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Leading hearing health care brand Phonak is attempting to challenge perceptions of hearing aids at CES 2020 this week with the world premiere of Phonak Virto Black, what the company describes as a “fully-connected in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid that combines the company’s popular Marvel hearing technology with the…

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American Girl Debuts 2020 Girl of the Year; First Doll With Hearing Loss

MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN — American Girl, the inspiring world of dolls, content and experiences, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), unveiled today its 2020 Girl of the Year™, Joss Kendrick.™  According to the announcement, Joss — a fierce athlete born with hearing loss and a passion for surfing and competitive cheer — joins American Girl’s lineup…

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Medicare Audiology Provisions Pass U.S. House of Representatives

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, which includes Section 602 titled, “Providing Coverage for Hearing Care under the Medicare Program” . Section 602 of the bill adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss and also includes a number of provisions…

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Oticon Xceed and Oticon RemoteCare Snag CES 2020 Innovation Awards

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — The Consumer Electronics Association (CES) has named Oticon Xceed and Oticon RemoteCare as honorees in the CES 2020 Innovations Awards. The leading international awards program annually selects the best of the best in consumer electronics. Oticon Xceed, the world’s most powerful hearing aid, earned honors in the highly competitive Health & Wellness…

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ASHA, ADA and AAA Issue Joint Statement of Support for the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019

On October 22, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 (H.R. 4618), as amended. The bill, originally introduced by U.S. Representatives Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),…

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